Ecosystem Health

Students conducting aquatic ecological research in Wood-Tikchik State park

Established in 2006, the BBESL Ecosystem Health program has helped students conduct environmental research and training covering a broad spectrum of topics related to the natural ecology of Bristol Bay region. Classes can be taken online and face-to-face using the latest synchronous delivery technologies. A diversity of students have participated in many of our online and intensive courses, research projects and citizen science networks. Students working with the Ecosystem Health program have the opportunity to conduct important data collection and analysis in a productive and ecological interesting region. 

Students conduct research in the following fields:

  • Ecological Biodiversity
  • Global Climate Change and its Potential Impacts
  • Water Quality 
  • Waste Stream
  • Local Species Identification
  • Food Webs and Trophic Pyramids
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Community Awareness on Environmental Issues, both locally and globally

There are many more exciting opportunities to come in the Ecosystem Health program at the UAF Bristol Bay Campus. For more information about our program including how to register for upcoming courses please call (907) 842-5109 or toll-free at 1-800-478-5109 or email